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Jeff Tuel | Quarterback

Team: Washington State Cougars
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215

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Bills signed Washington State QB Jeff Tuel.
Tuel (6-3, 218) completed 61.3 percent of his career passes with a 33:25 TD-to-INT ratio, starting 26 games. He missed two games as a senior with a collarbone injury. Tuel has some athleticism (4.60 forty time) and a quick, compact delivery, but his passes lack velocity and his efficiency tanks under pressure. He's a long shot to develop into a viable No. 2 quarterback. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 10:13:00 PM

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Date:'s Gil Brand reports Washington State QB Jeff Tuel has a two-day visit with the Buffalo Bills on April 8 and 9.

Tuel will also be working out with the New England Patriots a couple of weeks earlier and could be an option for the Bills. The Bills will be looking to add a quarterback through the draft. Their interest in Tuel doesn't necessarily mean that they won't be looking to add one late, however, as many have tied them to Syracuse's Ryan Nassib. Nassib was the starting quarterback under newly hired head coach Doug Marrone.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Washington State QB Jeff Tuel will be throwing at two pro days in March.

Tuel will throw at Washington State's March 7 pro day and Eastern Washington's March 6 date. "I’m going to throw at EWU because they have four receivers there including Marquess (Wilson)," Tuel said. "They have a lot of bodies to throw to."
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Washington State senior QB Jeff Tuel will not attempt to apply for an extra season of eligibility.

Tuel missed a large portion of his junior season due to a collar bone injury. We were a bit surprised that the senior did not have more success in 2012 under Mike Leach, but do not expect him to take a significant step forward once he reaches the NFL.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 05:01:00 PM

Washington State senior QB Jeff Tuel will "probably" start Friday against Washington.

Tuel has come off the bench in the last two games and missed two other contests earlier in the season. This will be Tuel's final game of his collegiate career. His lackluster senior season does not bode well for his NFL future, either.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 09:43:00 AM

Washington State head coach Mike Leach refused to clear up who will be the team's starting QB, senior Jeff Tuel or sophomore Connor Halliday.

Tuel started the first two games of the season but injured his knee and missed last week's contest against UNLV. Halliday filled in nicely and led the Cougars to a win. When asked if Tuel would regain the starting position upon his return, possible even for the this weekend's game against Colorado, Leach refused to comment.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 09:46:00 AM

Washington State senior QB Jeff Tuel threw in Wednesday's practice but did not take any first-team reps.

Tuel is dealing with an unspecified lower right leg injury suffered in the game against Eastern Washington and is questionable for this Friday's game against UNLV. If he is not taking first team reps, it is doubtful Tuel will play. The senior is still wearing a knee brace.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 09:38:00 AM

Washington State senior QB Jeff Tuel may miss the team's game against UNLV on Friday with an unspecified lower leg injury.

Tuel reportedly suffered the injury during last weekend in the game against Eastern Washington and was not able to practice early this week. The senior was hit low in the fourth quarter and was seen with an ice pack on his right knee. "Sophomore Connor Halliday took all of the snaps with the first-team offense during scout work," Christian Caple of the Seattle Times reported.
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 09:33:00 AM

Washington State senior QB Jeff Tuel was sidelined with a right knee injury during their game against Eastern Washington.

Tuel was apparently twisted to the ground by defensive end Jerry Ceja and immediately started clutching his knee. Tuel had a rough opener, but could put up big numbers along with head coach Mike Leach.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 05:45:00 PM

Despite connecting on 30-of-45 passes, Washington State senior QB Jeff Tuel managed only 5.1 yards per attempt and added two interceptions.

Mike Leach returned with his air-raid, but the results did not go as expected. Leach obviously installs many of the same concepts as West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, including tip passes, but the same talent does not appear to be there. Tuel's top target, junior receiver Marquess Wilson, managed 61 yards on four catches, but the Cougars failed to reach the end zone.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 09:02:00 AM

Former NFL Scout Daniel Jeremiah calls Washington State senior QB Jeff Tuel a "perfect fit" in Mike Leach's offense.

Obviously Leach made his offense famous at Texas Tech, and Tuel offers the same qualities as Graham Harrell and Kliff Kingsbury. His arm may not be the strongest, but Tuel possesses "excellent touch and accuracy" and Jeremiah predicts that the Cougar quarterback will thrive in Leach's timing offense. Throwing to junior receiver Marquess Wilson certainly helps.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 10:13:00 AM

Jeff Tuel was superb in the Cougars’ spring game, but he has not locked up the starting job.

Coach Mike Leach wants to get a good look at Connor Holliday in fall camp before deciding on his starting QB. For his part, Tuel had a scintillating spring game that included 15 consecutive completions. Tuel, who will be a senior, had an overall strong spring. That is something he needed after missing most of 2011 due to injuries.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 11:05:00 AM

Injuries suffered last week kept Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel from participating in Monday night’s practice.

Tuel can’t seem to shake the injury bug. The junior busted up his collarbone in the opener against Idaho State and was sidelined for four weeks. He re-aggravated that injury and came up lame with a right calf problem in last week’s loss to Oregon State. Tuel returned as the starter two weeks ago against Stanford – a job he retained despite Marshall Lobbesteal performing admirably in those four games. With Tuel banged up again, Cougars fans may see more of Lobbesteal at least in the near term starting at Oregon on Saturday.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 10:18:00 AM

Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel was cleared to play against Stanford on Saturday.

The Washington State athletic department released a statement Wednesday afternoon noting that Tuel, who broke his collarbone in the opener, was cleared to play against Stanford on Saturday. The way Marshall Lobbestael has performed, Tuel may not get his job back. With 15 TD passes against only 4 INTs, Lobbestael is among the nation’s leading passers. Still, it’s good to have a pair of experienced QBs who have had some success. Tuel threw for 2,780 yards and 18 TDs last season.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 03:54:00 PM